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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 9, 2008 1:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Garcia on pedal steel

Hi Archive folks,

I was listening to 04-08-72 and noticed a nice early version of looks like rain with Garcia playing pedal steel on that track. Really nice work by Garcia even though he's playing alot in the background; however, the song is surprisingly tight for a early version as if they acutally rehearsed that day! I used not to really like the tune so much buy over the years it grows on you...

any other garcia pedal steel stand outs with the GD not so much New Riders...

thanks in advance to any replies...

Donnie L.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 9, 2008 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

Jer is still getting the pedal steel figured out, but this is a very fun show...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 9, 2008 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

I was slow on checking the date on cliff's post but came-up with the same fun show on 69-06-27 in Santa Rosa.

"from good ole san francisco, the good ole grateful dead!"

Anyway, Jerry plays pedal on Slewfoot, Dire Wolf, and Green Grass.



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Poster: gdoc67 Date: Aug 11, 2008 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

Check out "I'll be your Baby Tonight" on Dylan and the Dead CD. Some great pics of 1987 with Jerry on pedal steel and Dylan in the background are around as well. This the latest stuff Garcia did on the pedal steel. I was there baby, it was cool.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 11, 2008 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

and on brewer and shipley...Oh Mommy. fine song, fine sentiment

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 9, 2008 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

"surprisingly tight..."

are you sure you're talking about the Dead?

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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 9, 2008 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

I think what I forgot to say about the 72 wembley version of looks like rain with garcia on pedal steel is: that tune isn't really a country type of tune like slewfoot, direwolf and many of the other tunes garcia would play pedal steel on. Really nice. and yes sometimes the dead could suprise you on being tight, many tight 77 shows and at least 10 percent of almost every year was tight, or tight for them

donnie l.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 10, 2008 1:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

I can't help myself and MUST mention Jerry's pedal steel work with the NRPS anyway.. especially songs like All I Ever Wanted and Last Lonely Eagle. I find Jerry's solos on those songs beautiful. Just check out the amazing solo at the end of "All I Ever Wanted" on this show!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-07.aud.weiner-gdADT04.5439.sbefail.shnf

And it would be wrong to not mention how his studio work on CSNY's Teach Your Children made that song legendary. Other faves (not on the Archive) are "The Wheel" from his first solo album, Crosby/Nash song "I Used To Be A King", Jefferson Starship's song "Have You Seen The Stars Tonight?" and David Crosby's "Laughing". He did his best pedal steel work as a guest artist on other bands records I believe. Also "Dirty Business", "Henry" and "Glendale Train" from the first NRPS album.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-08-10 08:05:09

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Poster: treyphan771 Date: Aug 11, 2008 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia on pedal steel

Also that's Garcia on "Teach your children".

Regarding the "surprisingly tight" comment.. There are many "tight" performances by the Dead and each member individually.